Communicable disease threats report, 17-23 September 2017, week 38
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 17-23 September 2017, and includes updates on malaria, typhoid fever, Chikungunya, legionnaires' disease and West Nile fever.
Rapid risk assessment: Increase of Legionnaires’ disease in EU travellers returning from Dubai since October 2016
ECDC observed a significant increase in the number of cases of travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease (TALD) in EU travellers returning from Dubai during the period October 2016 to May 2017 that could not be accounted for by the increase in travel patterns from the EU.
Rapid risk assessment: Multiple reports of locally-acquired malaria infections in the EU
In the context of five recent events of local malaria transmission in the EU, we assess the risk of malaria spread in the EU.
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 10-16 September 2017, week 37
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 10-16 September 2017 and includes updates on cholera, measles, rubella, Legionnaires' disease, West Nile virus, malaria, chikungunya, and typhoid fever.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Clusters of autochthonous chikungunya cases in Italy
Two related clusters involving autochthonous transmission of chikungunya virus have been detected in the cities of Anzio and Rome. This rapid risk assessment provides detailed event background information and assesses the threat for the European Union.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Hurricane Irma: risk of communicable diseases in the affected countries
On 29 August 2017, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported the formation of the Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean. On 31 August 2017, Hurricane Irma was classified as category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale ranging from 1 to 5, however in the days that followed it gained in intensity.
Communicable Disease Threat Report, 2 - 9 September 2017, week 36
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 27 August - 2 September 2017 and includes updates on measles, MERS, West Nile fever and Chikungunya.
Expert opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy
ECDC has published an Expert Opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy. The paper provides EU/EEA Member States with relevant scientific information on burden of rotavirus disease, vaccine effectiveness and safety, and cost-effectiveness studies to support the decision-making process on the possible introduction of routine vaccination of children against rotavirus gastroenteritis.
Assessment of infection control, hospital hygiene capacity and training needs in the European Union
This technical report describes the results of the 2014 survey on the evolution of infection control and hospital hygiene capacity and training in Europe.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, July 2017
In the course of the 2016–17 influenza season, nearly 146 000 influenza detections have been reported across the WHO European Region.